Modi Govt Slashes Salaries Of All Ministers, MPs By 30 Per Cent; MPLAD Funds To Be Used To Battle Covid-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his cabinet during the meet. (@airnewsalerts/Twitter ) 

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet on Monday (6 April) approved an ordinance under the Members of Parliament Act, 1954 to give a 30 per cent salary cut for all Members of Parliament including Union Ministers for a period of one year starting 1 April.

As a result all allowances and pensions of MPs stand reduced for the financial year 2020-21.

The cabinet also decided that all Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds will remain suspended for a period of two years and the consolidated amount of Rs 7,900 crore would be used in managing the coronavirus pandemic.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and various state Governors have also volunteered to take a 30 per cent pay cut.

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